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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The New Apple Advantage   —  Peter Bright wrote a good piece earlier this week at Ars Technica, documenting his attempt to buy a MacBook Air-like Windows laptop (he doesn't want an Air running Windows using Boot Camp because he doesn't like Apple's U.K. keyboard) and finds the experience confusing …
Sep 10, 2011, 1:55 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Resigned   —  Reading around the web an hour ago, looking for confirmation of the then-minutes-old news that Steve Jobs had resigned as CEO, I repeatedly encountered and bridled each time at use of the adjective “shocking” to describe the announcement.  But my initial resentment was unwarranted.
Aug 24, 2011, 8:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A Simple Explanation for Why HP Abandoned Palm and Is Getting Out of the PC Business   —  HP acquired Palm at the end of April 2010, for $1.2 billion.  HP's CEO was Mark Hurd.  —  Three months later, in early August, Mark Hurd was forced to resign over that scandal with forged expenses and lies about his lady friend.
Aug 21, 2011, 8:25 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Balls   —  I'm fascinated by Dan Lyons's take on Google acquisition of Motorola today, “Suck on It, AppleSoft — Google Pulls a Rope-a-Dope”: … Lyons has always been an ass, but when did he get so bitter?  Siegler is one of the top writers on the Apple beat, period.
Aug 16, 2011, 1:35 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
More on Google and Patents   —  Kevin Fox: … I don't think “offense” and “defense” are the right way to look at this.  It is true that Google wasn't trying to acquire these patents to sue others, but rather to keep itself (and its Android handset maker partners) from being sued.
Aug 5, 2011, 3:30 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Google: Patently Absurd   —  David Drummond, Google senior vice president and chief legal officer, “When Patents Attack Android”: … So if Google had acquired the rights to these patents, that would have been OK.  But when others acquired them, it's a “hostile, organized campaign”.
Aug 4, 2011, 4:01 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple TV Adds Support for Cloud-Based Storage of Purchased TV Shows   —  I just ran software update on my Apple TV 2 and got a new update that adds support for a major new feature: purchased TV shows.  You can buy — not just rent but buy — new episodes directly from your Apple TV …
Aug 1, 2011, 1:05 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone's First Full Quarter on Verizon   —  Jenna Wortham, reporting for the NYT last week: … Wortham's story is about Verizon, so it makes sense to focus first on the fact that the iPhone continues to sell better on AT&T. But what I find interesting is how much better it's selling than Android phones:
Aug 1, 2011, 8:10 AMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On Succeeding Steve Jobs   —  On Wednesday, less than 30 minutes before Apple announced another record-breaking quarter of financial results, the Wall Street Journal published a story by Yukari Iwatani Kane, Joann S. Lublin, and Nick Wingfield regarding the issue of Apple CEO succession.
Jul 22, 2011, 6:55 PMIn context
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPad's Dominance of the Tablet Market   —  So this new report from the consulting firm Strategy Analytics, “Global Tablet OS Market Share: Q2 2011”, came out yesterday and made some news today:1 … Clearly, Strategy Analytics are talking about unit shipments, not sales.
Jul 21, 2011, 11:10 PMIn context

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